disinvestment

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Disinvestment

A reduction in capital investment reflected by a decrease in capital goods and a company's decision not to replace depleted capital goods.

Disinvestment

The sale or elimination of a department, subsidiary, or any other major investment. Disinvestment is most common when a company must raise capital quickly to finance new operations or pay a certain liability, or when it determines that the investment is unlikely to become or remain profitable in the future.

disinvestment

Divestiture, liquidation, or sale of a segment of a firm. Disinvestment may occur for a number of reasons including a poor outlook for a particular line of business or a firm's need to raise additional capital for other more promising segments of its business.

disinvestment

  1. 1a decrease in a country's CAPITAL STOCK that occurs when there is insufficient new INVESTMENT to cover CAPITAL CONSUMPTION/DEPRECIATION

    (capital lost because of wear and tear).

  2. the sale or closure by a firm of part of its business. See DIVESTMENT.
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Emulating the successful South African antiapartheid divestment campaigns of the 1980s and 1990s, Mountain Justice targeted their university's endowment.
The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University looked at the potential "stigmatization" effect the divestment campaign could have on the images and reputations of corporations.
2009 "Against the Asian Tide: The Sudan Divestment Campaign." Journal of Modern African Studies 47(4): 551-73.
"I would say it's absolutely working," says Jay Carmona, national divestment campaign manager with 350.org, the nonprofit group leading the way on the divestment efforts.
In her mind, divestment campaigns have the ability to offer strong solidarity by targeting the corporations trying to develop in her traditional territories.
These include the following: dismantling the Israeli "apartheid regime" and its "apartheid wall," returning Palestinian refugees from both 1948 and 1967, (estimated to be in the millions), furthering a military embargo and boycott divestment campaign, supporting Gaza, advocating the release of Palestinian prisoners, assistance in the Intifada (electronic or real), alerting the Western media to "Israel's crimes," countering Israel's "distortions of history," and trying Israel for war crimes in the International Court of Justice.
Messages like these have emblazoned banners on campuses across the country since 350.org's Fossil Free divestment campaign began last November.
The divestment campaign flows from an excellent article McKibben wrote which makes the stark point that we cannot burn all the fossil fuel currently in the ground without crossing the line into truly dangerous, potentially self-fueling climate change.
The New York demonstration is a part of national divestment campaign initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace which saw similar actions in twenty cities nationwide marking the day of TIAA-CREF's annual shareholder meeting, held this year in Charlotte, NC.
With tactics including the boycott of Israeli settlement products and an international divestment campaign, it has captured the imagination of local groups, international activists and Israeli peace supporters.
Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) has launched a divestment campaign, under which it plans to sell non-core assets, hoping to generate between USD2bn (EUR1.47bn) and USD3bn, the Financial Times said today.